Focus-MS

The Focus-MS mailing list begins where Bugtraq leaves off. This list discusses the how-to's and why's of the various security mechanisms available to help assess, secure, and patch Microsoft technologies. This list is meant as an aid to network and systems administrators and security professionals who are responsible for implementing, reviewing and ensuring the security of their Microsoft hosts and applications.

0 Administrivia

0.1 Charter
0.1.1 What is Focus-MS?
0.1.2 What is appropriate content?
0.1.3 What is inappropriate content?
0.1.4 Is the list moderated?
0.1.5 Who is the moderator?

0.2 History
0.2.1 When was Focus-MS created?

0.3 List Management
0.3.1 How do I subscribe?
0.3.2 How do I unsubscribe?
0.3.3 How do I disable mail delivery temporarily?
0.3.4 Is the list available in a digest format?
0.3.5 How do I subscribe to the digest?
0.3.6 How do I unsubscribe from the digest?
0.3.7 I seem to not be able to unsubscribe. What is going on?
0.3.8 Can you add a tag like "Focus-MS" to the subject line of each message?



0 Administrivia
0.1 Charter
0.1.1 What is Focus-MS?

The Focus-MS mailing list begins where Bugtraq leaves off. This list discusses the how-to's and why's of the various security mechanisms available to help assess, secure, and patch Microsoft technologies. This list is meant as an aid to network and systems administrators and security professionals who are responsible for implementing, reviewing and ensuring the security of their Microsoft hosts and applications.

0.1.2 What is appropriate content?

Please follow the below guidelines on what kind of information should be posted to the Focus-MS mailing list:

0.1.3 What is inappropriate content?

0.1.4 Is the list moderated?

Yes.

0.1.5 Who is the moderator?

Rob Keith <rkeith@securityfocus.com> and
Patrick Jungles <pjungles@securityfocus.com>

0.2 History
0.2.1 When was Focus-MS created?

Focus-MS was created on Monday the 6th of December, 1999 by SecurityFocus.

0.3 List Management
0.3.1 How do I subscribe?

Send an e-mail message to focus-ms-subscribe@securityfocus.com. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.2 How do I unsubscribe?

Send an e-mail message to focus-ms-unsubscribe@securityfocus.com from the subscribed address. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

If your email address has changed email listadmin@securityfocus.com and ask to be manually removed.

0.3.3 How do I disable mail delivery temporarily?

Unsubscribe from the list and resubscribe to start receiving mailing list traffic again.

0.3.4 Is the list available in a digest format?

Yes.

0.3.5 How do I subscribe to the digest?

Send an e-mail message to focus-ms-digest-subscribe@securityfocus.com. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.6 How do I unsubscribe from the digest?

Send an e-mail message to focus-ms-digest-unsubscribe@securityfocus.com from the subscribed address. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.7 I seem to not be able to unsubscribe. What is going on?

You are probably subscribed from a different address than that from which you are sending commands to the list. Either send email from the appropriate address or email listadmin@securityfocus.com to be unsubscribed manually.

0.3.8 Can you add a tag like "[FOCUS-MS]" to the subject line of each message?

Not at this time.

0.3.9 How can I tell whether I am subscribed to the list?

Send an e-mail message to focus-ms-query@securityfocus.com. If you want to test whether you are subscribed to the digest send an e-mail message to focus-ms-digest-query@securityfocus.com.


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